If you've got the talent to make it happen, then hats off to you, sounds like something different. I like different.
I agree with big gear head, though I would probably vote for an Ls7 crate. $14,000 and you've got yourself 427 cubic inches, 505hp, factory built emissions-compliant, fuel injected engine straight from GM. Put a t-56 or TKO behind it and you're set. I mean if we're turning a FWD econocar to a RWD brusier, then $14k is just a drop in the bucket.